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Diane Kenny, BSN, RN, CPAN, SJ/C - Pooler Campus

Diane Kenny

"I think St. Joseph’s/Candler is an absolutely phenomenal system and a great place to work. I have been very fortunate in my nursing career. Every place I’ve worked in this system, I’ve had wonderful coworkers. When you have a situation where you work well with your team and work together to achieve a common goal, it really is a blessing. "

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Ashley Kyle, BSN, RN, St. Joseph's Hospital

"I definitely think COVID changed nursing a lot, especially in the aspect where the family members aren’t able to come in and see the COVID patients. You’re their nurse; you’re their family member; you’re the person holding their hand and reassuring them. It’s a lot more than just the medical aspect of the job."

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Julie Shomo, BSN, RN, OCN, CRNI, Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion

"Because I’m also a breast cancer survivor, I found that oncology was a perfect fit for me, and I’ve loved every bit of it. I feel like I have empathy for patients and am able to understand a bit more of what our patients are going through. Cancer gave me a new perspective on how to care for patients."

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Kim Williams, BSN, RN, RC, St. Joseph's/Candler

Kim Williams

"This role is a great nursing specialty where you also feel like you are making a very positive impact in patient outcomes and satisfaction. I still feel like, even though I can’t be there to put hands on people, this is a really good way I can still be there to help. That is what keeps me going when I miss that patient contact."

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Carey McCartney, RN, CCRN, Candler Hospital

“For me, growing up in the South and having a strong religious upbringing, our motto of “Rooted in God’s love,” really influenced me. I strongly believe spirituality helps people to heal, not just our physical presence, but our spiritual and emotional presence. That’s one of the big reasons why I chose St. Joseph’s/Candler.”

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Eileen Gardner, RN, BSN, St. Joseph's/Candler Home Health Care

“I love home health. Sometimes it’s hard to say, ‘It’s my last visit because you’re healed.’ I love meeting people and going into the home is fun. Most people have been open and welcoming, and they want you to be there and take care of them.”

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Whitney Robinson, RN, St. Joseph's Hospital

“Even though you’ve been running around like a crazy person, you can take a moment to be like, ‘My patient in Room 16 was in respiratory distress, but now they are breathing fine.’ Yes, it’s overwhelming, but at the same time, I’m empowered as this ER nurse to go in and do these things; somebody trusts me to show up every day and help save someone’s life.”

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David Laumeyer, RN, Candler Hospital

“Being part of a Magnet facility is such an advantage that I think a lot of nurses who haven’t been elsewhere don’t realize until they leave. For us working on our fifth designation now, that’s very impressive. When I go out, I want to be a direct reflection of what our values are as a hospital.”

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Lindsey Townsend, BSN, RN-BC, Candler Hospital

“I love several things about being a nurse here at St. Joseph’s/Candler. First, I love that it is a faith-based hospital, and I can express my faith and that’s absolutely acceptable and even encouraged. I think that is a huge way that we can help make our patients stay better. Also, I love that it is a Magnet facility. That is what drew me in the first place coming here.”

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Lisa Loadholt, BSN, RN, The Mary Telfair Women's Hospital

“Each delivery is just as special as the first time I actually attended a delivery, even after all these years. It’s very gratifying to help a family bring a new little one into the world and adjusting to a new family dynamic. There’s nothing like it. I can’t see myself doing anything else than what I am doing now.”

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Terria Manning, CNRN/RC, St. Joseph's Hospital

“I decided to become a nurse because I am a natural nurturer, and I like making sure that everyone is taken care of. I feel like the closest and best service that I can give to God is to care for his sick. I was super excited to come to work at a faith-based hospital.”

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Drew Eicher, RN, St. Joseph's Hospital

“This is the best life decision I’ve ever made to become a nurse and move, and especially to come to this hospital because it’s very accepting. This is a great place to start a nursing career because I’m seeing the Magnet status in action. Everything I learned in school, this hospital is 100 percent a Magnet hospital.”

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Dana Coleman, BSN, RN, OCN, Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion

“When I came to Savannah, I knew I wanted to be a part of the St. Joseph’s/Candler system. I have a sense of system loyalty and am committed to the mission, vision and values that make up the SJ/C health system. We are faith based, and that means a lot to me when we are taking care of patients. It’s not just the bottom line we look at. We really want to promote and treat all patients.”

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Martha Weston, BSN, RN, ONC, St. Joseph’s Hospital

“What I also love about being a nurse at St. Joseph’s/Candler is that you have the innovation so that you don’t have to stay in one area. They promote education, and there’s always learning opportunities. You are able to make a five-year plan, and they make sure you can master that plan. I think that’s a good part about a Magnet facility as well.”

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Wendy Walker, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, St. Joseph’s Hospital

“Ostomy patients are special. Some people come in to the hospital never dreaming they would leave with an ostomy. An ostomy can be a life saver – in more ways than one. It can literally save a person with a blockage or trauma to the bowel, but sometimes for patients with chronic bowel conditions, an ostomy is their way back to living a normal life.”

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Chip Lawson, RN, St. Joseph’s Hospital

“I love everything about being a nurse here. I like the fact that it’s a faith-based hospital, and it’s a Magnet facility also. I also like that the possibilities are endless. There’s no reason really to ever go somewhere else to do a different service line when it’s right here at home.”

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Marta Cuevas, BSN, RN, St. Joseph’s/Candler

“Being a Magnet nurse means we work in a facility where we give excellent nursing care. Nurses are able to participate in every aspect of the hospital. There’s a nurse on every committee, and nursing and leadership work side-by-side. We definitely have a voice here.”

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